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Ola and welcome to episode 221 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this week, we’ve got Brazil Trivia. Thirty questions about the country, its history, and its geography.
If you’re new to DGN, welcome. Glad to have you onboard for our weekly trivia podcast. If you need rules or score cards, visit DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
But enough of all that, you just want trivia, right? So, let’s get started.
The Dorky Round
- What is the primary language of Brazil?
- What is the Internet TLD for Brazil?
- What Brazilian city hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics?
Rio de Janeiro. These were the first Olympic games held in South America.
- What river, running through Brazil, is the largest in the world by volume of water?
The Amazon River. It’s the second-longest river by length.
- What world-famous Brazilian footballer passed away on December 29, 2022?
Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known as Pelé
- 60% of which rainforest is found in Brazil?
- Called the “Trump of the Tropics”, who lost his re-election bid as President of Brazil in 2022?
Jair Bolsanaro. Much like his US counterpart, his followers also tried to take the capital by force following his election loss.
- What country borders Brazil on its southernmost edge?
- What Brazilian celebration begins 51 days before Easter and ends at noon on Ash Wednesday?
- Before it was made illegal, Brazil imported nearly five million what from Africa?
Slaves. They were the first in the Americas to have the practice and the last to abolish it, which they did in 1888.
The Geeky Round
- Nearly 2/3 of the Brazilian population belong to what Christian religion?
- What is the largest city in Brazil?
São Paulo. It’s the largest city in South America and fourth largest in the world.
- What three colors are found on the Brazilian flag?
Blue, green, and yellow
- As of 2022, how many times has Brazil won the Men’s World Cup?
Five times. They have won more than any other country.
- What is the name of the giant statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro?
Christ the Redeemer. Including the pedestal, it’s 38 meters tall.
- In 1807, what European empire moved its royal court to Brazil?
Portugal. Brazil is the only non-European country to be the seat of power for a European empire.
- What 2002 movie is the highest grossing Brazilian film of all time?
City of God. It was nominated for four Academy Awards here in the US
- Where does Brazil rank in number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Second. They fall just behind the US in total number of deaths. Much like the US, the blame falls on the ineffectual response from their president at the time.
- What beach played host to the largest concert ever?
Copacabana beach. In 1994, 3.5 million people attended the concert.
- What Brazilian born actor voiced Prince Naveen in Disney’s The Princess & the Frog?
The Nerdy Round
- What is the capital of Brazil?
- By population, where does Brazil rank in the world?
7th. The country is home to over 217 million people
- By land area, where does Brazil rank in the world?
5th. Just behind the US and slightly larger than Australia.
- Who was the first Emperor of Brazil?
- What is the highest mountain in Brazil?
Pico de Neblina. It’s 2994 meters high.
- Brazil borders every South American country except which two?
Ecuador and Chile
- What is Brazil’s largest export?
Soybeans. Followed closely by crude petroleum.
- How many states will you find in Brazil?
27. The largest is Amazonas and the smallest is Distrito Federal
- What country shares the longest border with Brazil?
- How many time zones does Brazil have?
And that’s it for Brazil Trivia. How’d you do? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter. See how well you fared against other listeners. We’ll be back next week with another three rounds of questions. Here’s a clue to mull over in the meantime:
What game, published in 1974, was originally a modification of the game Chainmail?
I probably should have done this episode a few weeks ago, but it’ll still be fun. See you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 221 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
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